Christian Cowan Celebrated International Women's Day in L.A. with a 'Powerpuff Girls' Show Starring Paris Hilton

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Girl power was in full force at Christian Cowan's The Powerpuff Girls-inspired fashion show in Downtown last Friday. The London-bred designer—who dreamed up looks for Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus while he was still earning his degree in fashion design—took over City Social Market House for his first fashion show in L.A., where Paris Hilton and Maye Musk (the stylish model mama of Elon) walked a baby blue-, green-, and pink-striped runway in celebration of International Women's Day. (Did you catch our IG Stories from the event?)

"I grew up watching The Powerpuff Girls," said Cowan, who designed the dress worn by Cardi B for her debut album cover, Invasion of Privacy. In a statement following the event, the U.K.-born, now NYC-based designer explained that felt "lucky to have the opportunity to create a collection inspired by characters that advocate for sisterhood and positivity.”

The #CCxPPG capsule line was designed in partnership with Cartoon Network (which owns the animated TV series) and sales from the collection will benefit nonprofit organization She’s the First, which fights gender inequality through education.

Mercedes Bevan, designer Christian Cowan, and Paris Hilton. Photo: Presley Ann/WME IMG/Getty Images for Christian Cowan & Cartoon Network

Before starry guests like Heidi Klum (dressed in an eye-popping bright pink ostrich feather hoodie dress by Cowan), Skai Jackson (wearing a neon green dress also embellished with feathers), Tinashe, Kim Petras, Carly Rae Jepsen, Betty Who, and others took their front row seats, DJ Ty Sutherland blared the empowering beats of the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, and other pop superstars. Attendees sipped on champagne and snapped photos in front of a heart-themed photobooth with cutouts of the Powerpuff Girls and speech bubbles of their signature phrases.

The range itself featured looks inspired by tiny but mighty superheroes Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup (who were channeled by the chic trio of models who opened the show) alongside fellow characters like Sara Bellum (as seen in the red bouclé dress bedecked with diamonds that was sent down on a flame-'fro'd model) and evil villain Him (as evidenced in the red snakeskin minidress accessorized with a cap, leggings, and above-elbow gloves made of black PVC). Feather-covered pieces and club kid-esque dresses with fuschia and black tulle trains echoed the statement-making looks from Cowan's recent fall/winter 2019 collection that was shown at New York Fashion Week.

The grand finale? Hilton closing out the show while singing along to Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" (and clutching her micro Chihuahua Diamond Baby, no less). Following the presentation, partygoers sipped on champagne and enjoyed mini poké bites, and some even shopped exclusive pieces like a $40 tee commemorating the collection and a black dress with a skirt covered in shimmering silver payette sequins ($700) that debuted at the show.

The show was styled by Patti Wilson, while Mac Cosmetics' pro makeup artists created 1960s Mod-inspired beauty looks and Bumble & Bumble headed up the hair department.

See every single look from the #empowerpuff-promoting collection alongside scenes from the afterparty and scroll through the gallery above.

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